Habits die hard, especially when they are reinforced, as my research habit was recently. I had a few minutes to myself and thought, “I wonder if there are any newly digitized pages in the Maine newspaper database.” (You know, like everyone thinks sometimes.) And there were! The danger of finding new information, of course, is … More But Wait! There’s Still More!
How do optimists remain optimistic? In times laced with so much that is worrisome, how do we keep our days bright and full of promise? Emilie Loring’s second book, The Mother in the Home, is a compendium of wisdom for young mothers, and this piece seems especially useful–not just for mothers but for anyone. The … More The Extravagance of Worry
A boat with a mother-of-pearl sail drifted by slowly not far from shore. A salty breeze picked up the skipper’s voice: “Nita, Juanita, Ask thy soul if we should part.” “What a voice and what a song, perfect for this night,” Myles Jaffray approved. I Hear Adventure Calling It was a very old song. Caroline … More Let’s See, How Do Those Lines Go?
“Strangely potent this thing we call, for want of a better name, ‘attraction,’ isn’t it?” A reader and I recently agreed that this is one of our favorite lines from Emilie Loring’s books, and I thought I would write a post with my favorite line from each book–thirty books, thirty lines. My only criterion was … More Favorite Quotations, Favorite Passages
This installment is a nice, long read, all the way to the end of our story. Enjoy. Summary of preceding chapters: A novel situation develops when after a ten minutes’ talk in the park with young Anthony Vance, whom she has never seen before, Hope Damon decides to marry him so that he may inherit … More Sunday Story, Part 5: “The Best is Yet to Be”
“I had been a selfish, foolish girl to try to keep our marriage a secret… So here I am, pearls and all.” … More Sunday Story, Part 4: “The Best is Yet to Be”
“So Tony’s ‘through with love forever,'” he thought with a chuckle. “Perhaps he is, but I wouldn’t take a thousand dollars for the fun that’s coming.” … More Sunday Story, Part 3: “The Best is Yet to Be”